Admit it, you’ve thought about it?  You’re stuck in traffic and the express toll lane next to you is completely empty.  What’s the harm, you think? The pole next to you is missing, almost daring you to dart into the lane.  The guy in front of you just did it and nothing seemed to happen to him.  
 
Wait!  Think for a second.  Trust me, it’s not worth it.
 
Even if 99 out of 100 times nothing would happen to you, the reality is you’re playing with fire.  Cars in the express lane average 60 plus miles an hour and you are at a dead stop.  Just because you don’t see a car coming doesn’t mean there isn’t a car coming and doesn’t mean you would be able to get up to speed fast enough to avoid getting rear ended. . .or worse.
 
Well,  the Department of Transportation is trying to eliminate the temptation  and perhaps save your life.  Starting tomorrow, they will be removing the poles that are flimsy looking and too far apart and replacing them with sturdier poles and placing them closer together, so your car can’t squeeze through.
 
Additionally, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will now have a designated spot to pull you over if you are doing something illegal in those lanes.  Apparently, in the past, there was no safe spot to pull people over, so you may have gotten lucky in the past.
 
As a result of all these changes, the FHP has announced they will begin cracking down on lane divers, which can result in a hefty fine and points on your license.
 
If you get caught and want to fight back, no worries, we’re here for you.  Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a FREE consultation at 866-374-8355.
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If you’ve received a red light camera ticket in Florida in the past few years, you may be aware of a ruling against the city of Hollywood that deemed their red light camera program unconstitutional. 

Putting politics aside, you might be able to learn from a series of emails received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.  Apparently, computer hackers hoping to gain access to her computer created an email that looked just like a speeding ticket, tricking her into printing. The hope was by clicking on the button to print, Clinton would have activated a code giving hackers access to her entire hard drive.

If you drive long enough, eventually you will see flashing blue lights in your rear view mirror.  It's unavoidable.  You know it's true.  In fact, you should probably consider yourself lucky you don't get more tickets.  If you're being honest, you are like most people in that you probably do something wrong every time you get behind the wheel. 


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Sirens blaring, flashing emergency lights, and mounting nerves can only mean one thing: a cop has spotted your car violating a traffic law and you're about to be pulled over. Regardless of whether you're a teenager and it is your first time getting pulled over or you've dealt with this experience before, don't panic. Equip yourself now with the tools to successfully survive getting pulled over the first time and any time thereafter.

Bad news: Your 16-year-old was carelessly cruising down the highway when suddenly he was startled by the wail of a police siren.  Slowing down at first sight of a cop didn't cut it this time and he was left with his first traffic ticket that could cost YOU hundreds of dollars in insurance rate hikes. What now?

Although the best way to get out of that ticket is to teach your teenager how to avoid it in the first place, Unger & Kowitt wants to make sure you know that all drivers, regardless of age, have three options when they do get that first traffic ticket.